I’m totally a sucker for delicious food that comes on a stick.. and I’m not talking deep fried fair food!
Don’t get me wrong, once a year I like to head to the fair and totally indulge on foods that I would never think about eating anywhere else, but on LLB I’m all about the grilling instead of the frying!
This recipe was inspired by my recent trip to Washington DC. On our last night in town we ate at this great Spanish Tapas restaurant, La Tasca. One of my tapas selections was their Pork Belly with Shallots and Apples.
I decided to trade out the pork belly for my new favorite cut of pork, the tenderloin, and skewer the delicious meat with the apples and shallots.
I marinated the pork in two of my favorite herbs, rosemary and sage.
On a random side note, why don’t we use sage more often? I feel like it only peaks its head out during Thanksgiving time. Well, I love it and I plan to make it a household staple year round, starting with this recipe! 😉
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp fresh rosemary
- 2 tbsp fresh sage
- 1 tsp steak seasoning
- 1 lb pork tenderloin
- 2 shallots
- 2 red apples
In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil and vinegar. Add the rosemary, sage and steak seasoning.
Slice the pork tenderloin into cubes.
Place the pork in the marinade and into the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
In the meantime, slice the apples and shallots.
Skewer the pork, apples and shallots onto 8 skewers.
Heat a grill (or grill pan) to medium heat and grill for 5-6 minutes.
Rotate then grill for an additional 5-6 minutes.
The combination of flavors in this dish is amazing. Crisp grilled apples and shallots, with tender, juicy, flavorful pork tenderloin.
I could go on and on about my love of pork tenderloin all day! It has only 3 grams of fat and 120 calories, but packs 44 grams of protein per 3 oz serving, making it an awesome low fat, low calorie, high protein meat option!
Skewer these babies up for your next BBQ and get grilling! I promise they’ll be a crowd favorite which no one has ever tried before!
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.